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Ardent

(Ardent Software, Inc., Westboro, MA) A database vendor formed in 1998 as the merger of VMARK Software, Unidata and O2 Technology. Its products included the UniVerse and UniData databases and DataStage data warehouse utility. In 2000, Ardent was acquired by Informix, which later sold its database business to IBM and renamed itself Ascential Software Corporation, concentrating on asset management. See UniVerse, UniData, DataStage and VMARK.
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Cannibalism is mentioned most frequently in Kevin Young's quasi-epic collection Ardency, which deals with the Amistad rebellion and makes an attempt to restore the voice of the "cargo" through the means of the polyphonic utterance of traumatic experience of the transported African slaves.
2- Individual ardency: describes the relationship with the others in working environment towards individual or group academic advance.
Comics YEARS ago comics were in vogue, long before TV, Children enjoyed and read them with great ardency, The Beano,Dandy, Knockout and the Film Fun, Filled with famous characters, I knew most every one, Desperate Dan with cow pie, Keyhole Kate as well, Up to lots of mischief that I can foretell, But they encouraged kids to read and write, Reading comics helped to make them bright.
The audience should not have to depend on surtides to understand the ardency of this character, or the purity and beauty of the ideal woman he has created.
Updike gives Buck an Ann Rutledge of his own, Anne Coleman, who takes her life in despair over her suitor's lack of ardency. He ignores the possibility-the possibility--that Buchanan had eyes instead for his erstwhile roommate, Senator (and Vice President) William Rufus King of Alabama, a silk-scarved dandy who made Oscar Wilde look like Ernest Borgnine.
The lyrical earnestness with which Malick enshrines the glory of love may provoke a spasm of embarrassment early on, approaching a well-worn cinematic subject with the ardency and naivete of an explorer stumbling on a new world.
In addition, the upping of the basket was indicated within the first hours of trades, and in the afternoon the effect of the large settlements at the domestic markets likely made the ardency of players fade against ruble and the rate of biacurrency basket stabilized versus ruble.
Spitefulness and envy and ardency are different faces of the same coin.
Life rises to greet me, boasting its ardency in the carotid.
And when pleasure is linked to the imagination's boundless map, it courses with the ardency and fluidity of desire itself.
GIVEN her ardency, perhaps it was inevitable Barbara Hughes would become involved in farming politics.
A series of bedroom scenes where Francis and Marie interact with other lovers further suggests the egotism that ardency masks: Although each encounter ends in lovemaking, so self-absorbed are Francis and Marie in each encounter that the lover's presence is nearly negated.